THE ADE AGENDA: where to be this ADE, 18 – 22 October

Amsterdam's jewel in the electronic crown, ADE, is finally here

  • Meike Jentjens + Kate Pasola, Contributors
  • Mon, 16 Oct 2023

TicketSwap’s weekly event highlights series THE AGENDA has you covered on the spiciest events across Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Groningen, Eindhoven, and beyond.

In this special ADE bumper edition we bring you our picks for every day of Amsterdam Dance Event. But if you're on the hunt for even more inspiration, head to our official ADE ticket hub now.

Wednesday picks:


Wed, 18 Oct 2023, 22:00 • Gashouder Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam

Awakenings 9x9

Quick math: 9x9 = an excellent time. That is if you’re into harder styles of techno, because the techno duo from outer spaces brings along the likes of Cynthia Spiering, Paula Temple, SNTS, and more. 

Verknipt ADE Wednesday

Verknipt gathers all the hard techno heavyweights for an all-nighter of thumping basses and the most brutal kicks. Aido Arko, Anxhela, H! Dude, DYEN, Shlømo, and many others tear up United Studio’s, where speed itself can’t keep up with them.


MC Gary Black hosts a “blended world” of iconic African electronic music at the top of the A'DAM tower, featuring Henry X,  Boddhi Satva, Philou Louzolo, Hagan and Viva.

Thursday picks:

Live From Earth/Lofi

Bad boy Berlin collective Live From Earth touch down at Lofi for an enormous night with the likes of Perra Inmunda, DJ Gigola, Benwal, MCR-T, ace of demons and more.

Audio Obscura x Cuttin' Headz

The Martinez Brothers take over G-Star RAW’s headquarters for a groovy night of house rollers with their label Cuttin’ Headz. They invite Dutch house icons Chris Stussy and Benny Rodrigues, next to Beltran, Fleur Shore, Mochakk, and a very special guest.

Pleinvrees Thursday

Head to WesterUnie this Thursday to see the Pleinvrees launch its ADE parties (taking place on 19, 20 and 21 Oct). On the first day you’ll catch the likes of andhim, Nora en Pure, JAMIIE, Olivier Weiter, Miss Monique and more whipping up mischief and big, big beats.

Friday picks:

Ki/Ki All Night Long

KI/KI’s stand-out trancey techno keeps you locked to the dance floor of the former Bijlmer Bajes prison all night long on ADE’s Friday. She’s invited friends and her idols to play back-to-backs with her, making this night legendary before it’s even started. 

Thuishaven ADE Friday

Eclectic selector Indira Paganotto, dance music’s most emotional duo DJ Heartstring, and trance wonderboy Tjade curate Thuishaven’s ADE Friday. Patrick Mason, Ambu Bambu, Narciss, Fafi Abdel Nour... unthinkable.

No Art Weekender

ANOTR’s No Art Weekender (20-22 Oct) kicks off with a blazer on Friday featuring the lads themselves, Berlin’s Anna Schreit, plus Amsterdam locals Hunee, Markèz and vinyl queen Hellie.

Saturday picks

Dockyard & Mystic Garden Festival

Pretty unique: buying a ticket for Mystic Garden Festival will automatically grant you access to Mystic Garden and the other way around. Dockyard feels industrial and raw, with artists like Anfisa Letyago and Secret Cinema. In contrast, Mystic Garden feels dreamy and fantasy-like, with Mathame, Archie Hamilton, Kolter, and many more on the lineup.

Het Weekend/De School

Last chance to hit up De School at ADE, ever. Catch everyone from Shanti Celeste to Anz, DJ Nobi to Roi Perez as you dance from Saturday into Sunday (...and onto Monday?).

DGTL: We Still Believe by The Blessed Madonna

Marea has never lost dancing and invites some of the hottest names in the game to her ‘We Still Believe’ DGTL day rave. Names like Bambounou, Palms Trax, Sedef Adasi, Vuur spit hits, classics, sugary pop edits, and fiery originals.

ZeeZout Saturday

Well worth the twisting paths through Amsterdam’s lush greenery to het Rijk van de Keizer, where on Saturday you’ll catch the likes of Bitter Babe, Elias Mazian,  

Bashkka, Byron Yeates & THC and more. The Friday edition’s looking equally blazing, with the likes of Mama Snake & DJ Spit, Anz, Sally C and more.

Sunday picks

Mochakk Calling ADE x Loveland

Brazil comes to us! Mochakk almost embodies house music and shows us at Loveland. Mochakk plays for eight (!) hours: a full working day of grooves, but on the weekend. This day party with special guests is your last bit of the ADE weekend, so make sure to end your Sunday in style.

Breakfast Club Marathon

Breakfast Club finishes its four-day marathon on a true runner’s high in a soon-to-be-announced location, with a still very secret lineup. If it’s anything like their other events featuring Ben UFO, JASSS, mad miran, Moopie, Ogazón, and dozens more, this event is the perfect reward at the finish line. 

DGTL: Gou Talk with Peggy Gou

Gou talk equals good stuff. The mother of catchy bangers invites DJs like Carista, Matisa, Objekt, and plays a set of her own. DGTL heightens the atmosphere in the NDSM warehouse with flashy lights and hyptnotizing visuals.

Vault Sessions

If there’s something worth pacing yourself for at ADE, it’s Vault’s collaboration with SK_ELEVEN to bring Grace Dahl, Kwartz, Seatoc Mass b2b Phil Berg and (and way more besides) to Radion. You’ve been warned.

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